Food

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – Do you know what’s in your fridge? Believe it or not, there are many ordinary foods in there that have extraordinary nutritional value. Whether it’s a vegetable or seed, these foods can add flavor and health benefits to any meal or snack. Below TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, examines 10 ‘super foods’ that you already have at home.
Want to start a lively discussion among food-loving friends? Ask whether white sweet corn or yellow sweet corn is better. You may be surprised by how emotional some people get in defending their preferences. What is summer cooking without fresh sweet corn? Whether you boil, steam, or grill it and then slather it with butter to eat right off the cob, or cut off the kernels to include in a summer salad, the vegetable's sweetness and juiciness capture the very essence of the season’s sunshine.
The Orlando Jerk and Caribbean Festival will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at Orlando Festival Park in Florida. This event, put on by West Palm Beach, Florida-based Full-A-Vybez Inc., is expected to include a “Jerk Cook -Off Competition” where Florida chefs  and restaurateurs show off their skills in cooking Caribbean dishes.
Caribbean people celebrate carnival at various times during the year and calypso music plays a big role in those events. However, the rhythm of the region can be found year round in a meal of chicken calypso with island peas and rice. Try the recipe below, courtesy of Publix Aprons Simple Meals. It’s sure to provide that tasty treat.
Caribbean may identify one group of people, but their taste in food differs from island to island. Below is an edited version of a glossary, listing some foods savored across the region, found on the UniChef.com website: Ackee  - Bright yellow flesh is popular as a breakfast food throughout Jamaica. Poisonous if eaten before it is fully mature.
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